Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

It is way too hot here to get excited about cooking, but in the process of trying to use up some leftovers, I came up with a great summer dish.  I had leftover cooked quinoa, black beans and a little bit of pico de gallo salsa.  I mixed them all together and sprinkled a little feta cheese over the top, serving it cold.  It makes a perfect summer meal!
Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup pico de gallo*
  • 1 cup black beans (rinsed well)
  • Feta cheese to taste (optional)
Mix together everything except feta, then sprinkle feta on top if using.  This makes 2 generous servings.  Feel free to multiply as needed for more servings (no adjustments necessary).
*Substitute 2/3 cup diced tomato, 1/3 cup diced bell pepper, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and some chopped cilantro if you don’t have pico de gallo. Add salt to taste.

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